Friday, October 26, 2012

book club


This week I read:

Diane Chamberlain's Summer Child.

Early one morning, on the beach beside her North Carolina home, eleven-year-old Daria Cato receives an unbelievable gift from the sea–an abandoned newborn baby. When the infant’s identity cannot be uncovered, she is adopted by Daria’s loving family. But her silent secrets continue to haunt Daria and her family.
Now, twenty years later, Shelly has grown into an unusual, ethereal woman whom Daria continues to protect. But when Rory Taylor, a friend from Daria’s past and now a television producer, returns to do a story on the mystery of Shelly’s birth, something precarious shifts in the small village of Kill Devil Hills.
The more questions Rory asks, the more unsettled the tiny community becomes, as dark sins and closely guarded secrets begin to surface. Piece by piece, the mystery of summer’s child is being exposed, and it’s a mystery that no one involved is prepared to solve.
(thanks to her website)

It was on the long side but a relatively fast read and pretty enjoyable. I thought the Rory/Daria relationship was sort of thrown together towards the end but there are a couple twists I didn't see coming. Unique characters, loved the devotion of the sisters!

Happy Friday!


  1. I really really need to read more. I miss it!

  2. Sounds like a good read! Cool concept! :)

  3. Sounds like a good read! Glad to have found your blog!

    xo Heather

  4. This sounds really interesting!

    Stopping by from the linkup! :)
    Easily Entertained


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